If the demolition, cleanup, and cleaning verification portion of a renovation project is performed under the direction of a certified renovator using trained workers, can uncertified workers complete the job if further disturbances of painted surfaces will not occur? For example, a certified firm establishes containment and removes wall and ceiling board to the rough framing members. Cleaning and verification take place and containment is removed and properly disposed of. At that point, can non-certified firms perform electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or drywall work?
Yes. Activities that do not disturb paint, such as applying paint to walls that have already been prepared, are not regulated by the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule if they are conducted after post-renovation cleaning verification has been performed.